Point of View, Perspective, Audience, and Voice

Introduce class members to the basic elements of narrative and persuasive writing with this packet of exercises that not only defines the terms but also asks them to draft short paragraphs that employ these concepts.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Sequence the 10 lessons over a period of several weeks and have kids keep their drafts in a writing portfolio
  • At the end of the unit, have individuals select one draft to develop and polish
Classroom Considerations

  • The lessons may be used as part of a writing unit, or sequenced over the course of a year as part of a writing strand

  • The 14-page packet includes writing exercises and comprehension checks for each of the concepts covered

  • No models are provided